Celibacy and Power Politics

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Celibacy has been associated with spirituality since ancient times. Among the Romans, celibacy was considered an aberration, but was expected of the Vestal Virgins, who took a 30-year vow of chastity. Buddhism required celibacy for monks. Aztec temple priests were also required to be celibate, as were Jain monks. Among Hindus, this type of…

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Shefali O'Hara

Shefali O'Hara

Cancer survivor, artist, writer, engineer. Grew up in NYC, living in Austin. Love animals, books, hikes, art, travel, D&D and fireworks.